Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Copenhagen, Denmark


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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed by Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, Belgium. Known as Monk’s Brew in the U.S.
Ingredients : Water, malts (pils and pale), candy syrup, brown sugar, hops (northern brewer, hallertauer and styrian goldings) and ale yeast
Monk’s Elixir is a heavy dark Belgian ale inspired by the Trappist monasteries of Rochefort and Westvleteren. The beer style, characterized by its high content of alcohol, distinguishes itself by its dominant yeast character, delicious malt background and balanced hop notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at home, from some online joint, 12/01/14. Opaque dark mahogony brown with a beige head that collapses to a covering that decided to stay for the show. Nose is stale fart, light chemical notes, soapy, mildew, dark fruit skins, dishwater, something not right here, would suggest an infection but the beer tasted fine, although slightly sour for a quad so who knows! Taste comprises dark fruits, prunes, dates, lactic ring, brown sugars, toffee fudge, nutty tones, light cocoa, touch of booze, Xmas cake, soured dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light boozey notes glide off in the closure. Not had many beers that have improved so much from nose to taste, decent enough stuff, must put this down for a revisit I suspect some kind of infection but still a decent drinkable affair, just could have done with a nose plug for this one at times!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bretteux (173) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Une petite bouteille en déguste avec mon bon ami Pat au St-Bock .Un col moyen blanc caramélisé et une couleur brun opaque.Au nez,des arômes complexes,sucre brun,boisé,effluves d’alcool et de gâteaux aux fruits confits. Au goût,une certaine douceur,les sucres résiduelles,la cassonade et la chaleur de l’alcool qui passe bien malgré c’est 10%.Sa finale est aussi sucré.Une bonne quatrupel qui est une valeur sure signé Mikkeller .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3036) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
33 cl. Une robe plutôt brunâtre sur laquelle se dépose une étonnante mousse foncée. Quelques pointes brunes se dessinent sur la paroi de mon verre. Le nez est appétissant. Il est pleinement fruité avec des parfums ronds de cerises, de prunes et de raisins macérés. Il est également bien malté avec des arômes riches de caramel foncé et des effluves de noisettes et d’amandes grillées. Le goût est chaleureux. Il montre une belle cohésion entre un caractère malté assez fort (caramel blond et caramel très foncé avec des traces chocolatées), divers fruits presque confits et un alcool légèrement mentholé. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps pleinement assumé avec un pétillement qui fait le style et une texture presque huileuse. La finale est assez chaude et bien savoureuse sur des notes d’un alcool épais et enrobé par les amandes. Une bonne bière qui, au fil des gorgées, devient un peu trop sucrée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1270) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown with a large, latte-colored head. Aroma is caramel, yeast, marzipan, almond, apricot, slight dark fruit. Taste is a lot of the marzipan and yeast, light ethanol, some dried fruit. Dry. Fairly full with quite heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2014
Keg @The Vintage, Leith. Pours dark brown. Not a huge nose but malty and fruity, its just like smelling an open packet of Soreen. They [Mikkeller] have done a great job with this, i was drinking St Bernardus Abt12 yesterday and it is very similar. Malty sweetness, chocolate, some fruit prunes and some spices, cinnamon, oh what a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (562) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2013
Dark ruby colour, small tan head. Aroma of dark, fruits, candy sugar, figs, spices, molasses. Taste is light sweet, a bit bitter, dark fruit flavour. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very good quadruple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (809) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Clear brown, short off-white head. Aroma is lots of dark fruit, caramel, yeast, Belgian candy. Taste is sweet candy, bread, dark fruits. Body is a bit thin, but drinks very easy and the alcohol is well hidden, but it’s too sweet for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (217) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
Roasted coffee beans, nuts, chocolate & dates. Brown with large creamy head. Sweet, smooth & creamy. Medium body, creamy texture & soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (971) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Clear black beer with thin film of foam that leaves good creamy lacing which does not stay long but looks great, no gaps. Good aroma has bit ash, salty licorice, chocolate and herbs, bit alcohol, pure and lively aromas. Medium body, fizzy carbonation, ash, round feel, bit Belgian feel but with Mikkeller touch, long finish is tasty and nuanced, sweet and bitter. Glad is chose tjis for beer 800: welldone beer, nuanced, lively and balanced and interesting. Rerating: pouring myself gives huge creamt rocky and long head and bit different lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (437) - Grenoble, FRANCE - DEC 11, 2013
Brun foncé et col genereux. Des tonnes de caramel, de fruits noirs, de pain. La saveur est très douce, mais pas écoeurante. On sent bien l’alcool une bonne Abt

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